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[Local health problems in war industry areas]

Publication:
[S.l. : s.n., 1942]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Industry
Population Growth
Public Health
Sanitation
New York
New York (State). Dept. of Health.
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
This film illustrates the health and sanitary pressures created for a rural area of New York State when the federal government establishes a large ordnance depot in Seneca County and issues a call for thousands of construction and other workers. Because the county and local towns are ill-equipped to handle the influx, the state steps in to test wells, cleaning up or capping them as necessary; close filthy privies and build new ones; truck clean water to the area; send nurses to workers' homes (which include tents, cars, and old school buses); and eventually establish a modern trailer camp with trailers provided by the Farm Security Administration. The trailers are heated and have small kitchens, and central facilities are provided for showering and laundry. A child-care cooperative is set up as well.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
013 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: Feb. 3, 1955 as a donation from the New York State Health Department.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
8700183A (See catalog record)
Publication:
[S.l. : s.n., 1942]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Industry
Population Growth
Public Health
Sanitation
New York
New York (State). Dept. of Health.
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
This film illustrates the health and sanitary pressures created for a rural area of New York State when the federal government establishes a large ordnance depot in Seneca County and issues a call for thousands of construction and other workers. Because the county and local towns are ill-equipped to handle the influx, the state steps in to test wells, cleaning up or capping them as necessary; close filthy privies and build new ones; truck clean water to the area; send nurses to workers' homes (which include tents, cars, and old school buses); and eventually establish a modern trailer camp with trailers provided by the Farm Security Administration. The trailers are heated and have small kitchens, and central facilities are provided for showering and laundry. A child-care cooperative is set up as well.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
013 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Provenance:
Received: Feb. 3, 1955 as a donation from the New York State Health Department.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
8700183A (See catalog record)